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May 9: Happy Birthday Billy Joel and Candice Bergen

It’s Billy Joel’s birthday—The Piano Man is turning 68.  The singer-songwriter has sold in the neighborhood of 150 million records in his career.  He began playing piano bars when he was still in high school, and in 1967 began performing full-time.  1,144 more words

Celebrity Birthdays

Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

Dir. Howard Hawks. Starring Cary Grant, Thomas Mitchell, Jean Arthur

Throughout the film, Hawks is careful not to use close-ups with much frequency. His shots are the long shots which allow us to marvel at the model airplanes which rise and fall from the little airstrip, and the American shots which give us crowds of men together, or that lonely guy who works the radio to report on planes’ progress through a mountain pass, or, of course, Cary Grant with a woman. 1,474 more words

Film

The Spoilers (1942)

Directed by Ray Enright
Written by Lawrence Hazard & Tom Reed

When someone generally thinks about Westerns, a few giant names often come to mind. Among them is John Wayne. 655 more words

Drama

Memorabilia of the Month

This month I’ve veered away from cigarette cards and moved onto postcards, starting with this gorgeous coloured number featuring Richard Barthelmess and Lila Lee. A romantic keepsake, don’t you agree? 215 more words

1920s